William Cunningham

3 August 1655–
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Cunningham was born on 3 August 1655, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Johne Cuninghame, was 40 and his mother, Bessie Daviesone, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Johne Cuninghame
1615–1673
Bessie Daviesone
1626–1681
Janet Cuningham
1649–1701
Thomas Cuninghame
1653–
William Cunningham
1655–
Alexander Cuninghame
1657–
James Cuninghame
1659–
Charles Cunningham
1660–

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Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the province of Cunningham in Ayrshire, first recorded in 1153 in the form Cunegan, a Celtic name of uncertain origin. The spellings in -ham, first recorded in 1180, and in -ynghame, first recorded in 1227, represent a gradual assimilation to the English placename element -ingham.Irish: surname adopted from Gaelic Ó Cuinneagáin ‘descendant of Cuinneagán’, a personal name from a double diminutive of the Old Irish personal name Conn meaning ‘leader, chief’. This name is also adopted for Ó Connacháin, a variant of Ó Connagáin ‘descendant of Connagán’, from a diminutive of the personal name Conn.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Wernebald de Cunynghame, who was granted the manor of Cunningham by Hugh de Morville in the early 12th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Cunigan
Conahan
Conaghan
Cuningham
Cummingham
Cunnigham

Sources (1)

  • Williame Cuninghame, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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